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Zoe Saldana encouraged the director of "Nina" to cast someone else in the role




On if she was reluctant to play Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic about the legendary songstress: “I actually encouraged Cynthia to cast someone else. But she came to me and said that everybody was afraid, and I thought, 'Shit, then how can we complain that there aren’t enough films about African-American iconic figures?'”

On if she always knew she’d make it: “That’s how those seven years my sisters and I spent on a bohemian island played very well. We’re not American in terms of feeding into that machine that you have to be somebody. We were somebody the moment we were born.”




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